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Spring is Fast Approaching!

March 21st, 2015 aecase18

Spring is right around the corner, and the Winter Wonderland that was once Worcester is slowly but surely melting. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days here on the Hill and, although it’s still cold, April will soon be here.
I assumed Spring break would be a welcome departure from the still-snowy conditions here on campus. Not so. Although I was hundreds of miles south of here, in Pennsylvania, the biggest snowstorm of the year hit Philadelphia the week I was home. I brought the Worcester weather with me and spent much of the break in my house. I was able to spend a lot of time with my family, though, and bonded with my dog, a pug named Chloe.

My majestic pug

My majestic pug

My arrival back on campus signaled a lot more work but also a lot of fun. Last week was St. Patrick’s Day Week (yes, due to Holy Cross’ rich Irish heritage, this holiday is celebrated all week here!), and the entire campus was decked out in green, white, and gold. I wore my green rainboots along with St. Paddy’s Day face paint, beads, and ribbons my friends and I bought at the Shops at Blackstone Valley. The free SGA shuttle runs to Blackstone a few times a day, and we were able to go to many shops such as Target, Nordstrom Rack, and Old Navy to pick up some festive gear! Kimball served Irish food and a bagpipe player serenaded students. It was a fun few days and definitely something to look forward to here at Holy Cross.

I’ve recently gotten into sampling all the delicious restaurants Worcester has to offer (Worcester is a HUGE foodie spot). Last night we ate at 7Nana, a fancy hibachi restaurant on Shrewsbury Street, and had dessert at Sweet, a trendy dessert bar that has been featured on many Food Network Shows. My other favorite spots are Via, Volturno, and Mezcal. I brought my parents to the Flying Rhino Cafe, also on Shrewsbury Street and owned by a fellow Philadelphian, and it may just be their new favorite restaurant. If you’re not sure what to do on a Friday or Saturday night, I highly recommend all of these spots!

Shrewsbury St.

Shrewsbury St.

Next year is shaping up to be a busy yet rewarding year, both academically and socially. I plan on declaring my double major, English and Italian. I’ve really enjoyed my upper level classes in these subjects this semester, “Dante” and “Poetry & Poetics”, and fully intend to pursue these languages as my majors. Luckily for me, the Holy Cross English major was recently named one of the top 10 programs in the country! I have also been chosen to be a Fellow in the Political Science Department’s Charles Carroll Program. Fellows are enrolled in a sophomore seminar devoted to principles of American government and hold panels and speeches regarding American politics. I will be in “Education, Authority & Democracy”, a seminar about the importance of civic education in the United States. I’m excited to further pursue my interest in American politics through this wonderful opportunity.

I was also chosen to be a Resident Assistant next year for sophomore girls in my current dorm, Mulledy! Although it’s a further walk to get to than other dorms, Mulledy has a great sense of community and camaraderie, especially among girls who have lived here for two years. As an RA, I’ll be living in a beautiful suite (a nice perk of the job!) and working with my peers to make our hall a fun and safe place to live. I’m honored to have been accepted and look forward to working with Residence Life!

Until next year, I’ll be spending this semester planning spring events such as Mr. Mulledy, our dorm’s male beauty pageant, trying new restaurants in Worcester, and as always, writing and learning a lot.

Have a lovely few weeks!

One Response to “Spring is Fast Approaching!”

  1. Gabriella Arostegui says:

    Amy, thank you for sharing about Philly, the esteemed English program, and the PoliSci Carroll opportunity! Mulledy dovrebbe essere il posto migliore per vivere!!

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